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English definition

Sunday 2 January 2005, by Rob Weale

A fractal is a geometric figure in which a single motif is repeated at a continuously decreasing scale ("self-similarity"). Its godfather is Benoit B. Mandelbrot. Fractal Theory is the scientific discipline that investigates the nature of fractals and potential application. It is applied in music both as a tool of formalised composition and in sound synthesis.

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